PhilHealth WELCOMES PLAN FOR FREE HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL BILLS FOR FILIPINOS/BICOLANOS




Legazpi City – Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) Bicol is more than ready to serve poor Filipinos specially Bicolanos to spare them from worries about their hospital and medicine bills in 2017 once the guidelines is out.

Ms. Gyllene Almodiel,  PhilHealth’s Public Information Officer in an interview with DZGB News in the “Program Aramon Niyato” said that they are waiting for the guidelines that will be issued by their central office regarding the full implementation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan for poor patients to leave hospitals with no billing balance in 2017. She further said that this will provide for the full universal health insurance service even for non-PhilHealth card holders.

Meanwhile Almodiel disclosed that substance users can now avail  of the Detoxification package amounting to P10,000.000 for each beneficiary offered by PhilHealth in support for the government campaign against illegal drugs. Application forms are now ready and list of requirements can be acquired from any accredited hospitals or from any PhilHealth Office. Mininum requirements are: must be a Philhealth Member or a beneficiary of a member and a medical certificate that the patient is positive for methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu. (NM Mar de la Cruz with Ranelle Sertan)